'Mapping Matters: Space and Place in the Humanities' talk set for April 23

March 26, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- “Mapping Matters: Space and Place in the Humanities,” a one-day symposium on the intersection of mapping, digital humanities and pedagogy, is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, in Pattee and Paterno Library. The day’s events will explore the “spatial turn” characteristic of much contemporary humanities research drawn from literary studies, history, art history, philosophy, geography and urbanism, among other disciplines, that inform inquiry in the humanities broadly.

The schedule will include:

— noon-4 p.m., lunch and workshop on Mapping in the Humanities Classroom, 23 Pattee Library. Workshop registration required.

— 5-6 p.m., a reception with speaker Janelle Jenstad, Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library

— 6-7:30 p.m., a public talk by Jenstad, “Wayfinding in Shakespeare’s London: MoEML’s Literary GIS and Interactive Map,” in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. No registration is required for this free and open presentation.

Jenstad is an associate professor of English at the University of Victoria. She directs The Map of Early Modern London (MoEML), a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada-funded project that maps the streets, sites and significant boundaries of late 16th-century and early 17th-century London (1560-1640).

For more information or to register for the lunch, workshop and reception, visit http://sites.psu.edu/litmaps/.

The event is sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Library in the University Libraries, the Department of French and Francophone Studies in the College of the Liberal Arts, and the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence.

For more information or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Dawn Childress at dawn@psu.edu or 814-865-0660.

Last Updated March 30, 2015